Thoughtfully = Study Repeatedly = Repetition Read Entire Books at one setting Read again in a different translation Listen to it read to you Read it aloud
How Many of the Ten Commandments to You Know? The National Average is 3-4
Why are the Ten Commandments Important in the light of the events that took place in chapters 1-20?
1. Joseph Dies 2. Moses is Born 3. God calls him 4. Moses presents excuses 5. Moses Questions God 6. God seems to have to prove Himself to Moses
7. Continuation (vs. 1-3) 8. Moses is now bolder and more obedient 9. The Curses have begun on Egypt and continues 10. Pharoah his mind
11. The Plague of the first born 12. They come out of Egypt 13. The 7 day memorial initiated (unleavened bread) 14. Pharoah’s heart is hardened again (Red Sea). 15. They celebrate. 16. They Complain (bread from heaven) 17. They Chide with Moses. 18. Jethro
And God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the L ORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the L ORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the L ORD thy God in vain; for the L ORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the L ORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11 For in six days the L ORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the L ORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the L ORD thy God giveth thee. 13 Thou shalt not kill. 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
15 Thou shalt not steal. 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
18 And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die. 20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. 21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
How would you feel if you had gone through what they have gone through and you are hearing these Commandments for the first time?